April 17, 2010 Erica Wheeler – Special 40th Anniversary of Earth Day House Concert

Erica Wheeler’s music takes the listener on a journey through the American landscape and the lives lived there. Using song, story and humor, she evokes a sense of place in listeners.

A prominent voice on the national singer/songwriter circuit for two decades, Erica Wheeler has released six critically acclaimed CDs. Her songs have charted in the top ten on Billboard’s Gavin Americana chart, and she has been a featured guest on syndicated radio programs such as Voice of America and NPR’s All Things Considered. Her most recent CD, Good Summer Rain, was sponsored in part by The Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization.

Erica started college with wildlife field biology in mind, but ultimately, she chose music—or it chose her— going on to become an award-winning singer-songwriter whose work is deeply rooted in the natural world and a sense of place. Armed with a acoustic guitar and her richly expressive voice, Erica’s music fits nicely into the folk, bluegrass and Americana categories. She is also well know for her engaging warmth and hilarious stage patter.

Erica combines her career in the performing arts with her lifelong interest in natural history, cultural history and conservation issues to offer her Soulful Landscape keynotes, concerts and workshops at conferences, events and learning centers across the country, from Yosemite National Park (CA) to the Thoreau Institute (MA). Her work connecting people and place has been featured in national publications such as Orion, Yankee, and Yes! Magazines.

We are lucky not only to have Erica play and sing for us, but to help us participate in raising environmental awareness on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, along with other artists around the world (http://www.earthday.org/arts).

http://ericawheeler.com

http://www.myspace.com/ericawheelermusic

Suggested artist donation $15

Music starts at 7:00 p.m. Socializing and potluck from 6:00 p.m.

Light refreshments provided, potluck wine and refreshments to share are encouraged. For more information, please contact Lee at 575-522-5197 or by e-mail at houseconcerts (at) comcast.net.

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